Hello, this june/july we are renting a car and exploring tuscany and then dropping the car off at FCO airport and heading to Minori for a few days (near Amalfi). I am trying to research the best/quickest and most affordable options to get there.
1. the train from Roma Termini to Salerno and then take a bus
2. i have found a post about a bus service from FCO to Salerno (which would be the most direct) here is the site they list -I do not see an English option, so I am havign some trouble translating and maneuvering the site. any help would be much appreciated: buonocore-group.it/?partenza...
If any Italian speakers could tell me if the bus lets off in Salerno near the train station -to catch the local bus to Minori and if prices are mentioned online? Also, should I buy ahead of time? Or is this bus a terrible idea?
I am traveling to Rome and then to the Amalfi coast at the end of this month and into July. And am wondering if I need to buy my train tickets in advance? Last time I was in Italy, I do not think I did -should it be a problem to buy before boarding so we can keep our days a bit more flexible?
Could you please tell me the address of this sight? I found Viale Etiopia 18. But when I google this place it shows no trace of it. Besides sourse I read says that it should be somewhere on Esquilino Hill. And this street is far away from it...
Thank you in advance.
My daughter and I are planning to travel to Italy in the beginning of November. We plan to fly to Rome, stay a few days, then travel down the coast to see Sicily. I want to see Pompeii on the way down as well. We thought of driving, but see quite a few admonitions against driving in Palermo, so thought that the train would be the way to go? Thoughts, suggestions? The trip will be approx. 10 -14 days. Thank you!
Hello everyone! Thanks for all of your help for our dilemma which Italian seaside town we should pick. We ended up finding a wonderful little apartment in Rome and we opted out to spend our vacation there at the end of June, begging of July. We would also have a couple of beach day trips to Lido di Ostia and maybe Santa Marinella.
I have done some quick research and roughly planned our 7 days in Italy. I would be very grateful if you guys tell me what you think. I used to live in Rome when I was younger but my memories have faded. My partner has never been to Rome before so I want us to explore the city off the beaten path. Thankfully, we won't be jet lagged as we live in Europe. Our flight is an are early morning one, so we won't be losing any precious time.
We are bad with strictly planned itineraries but I don't want us to not have any idea in what order it's most convenient to explore Rome.
DAY I: mainly just exploring Rome without entering the monuments Walk to the Colosseum, walk by the Roman Forum and look down over the ruins. Walk to the Pantheon then Santa Maria Sopra Minerva, enter both. Get a scoop of gelato and stroll toward the Spanish Steps, check out the Trevi Fountain.
DAY II: Enter the Colosseum, the Forum, and Palatine Hill. Either head straight to Piazza Navona or get back to the apartment, freshen up and then do so.
DAY III: Visit the Vatican City and St. Peter’s Basilica. Relax and spend the evening exploring Trastevere neighborhood, visit Basilica di Santa Maria while there.
DAY IV: Spend the day by the beach in Lido di Ostia. Evening - Aventine Hill.
DAY V: Piazza del Popolo, Santa Maria del Popolo, Villa Borghese. Evening - OPEN FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS
DAY VI: A day by the beach in Lido di Ostia. Evening - OPEN FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS
What do you guys think? I would like to add more churches to the intenerary like Church of San Luigi dei Francesi, San Giovanni in Laterano, Church of Sant'Ignazio Di Loyola, Basilica di San Clemente but I am not sure which days I should fit them in... Thank you!
We are planing to visit Italy , Switzerland ,France and Spain this summer from USA. What is the best way to take money there..I know before we can use traveler's checks. If I wants to take currency from here is that a best way ?
Hi, In September I fly into Rome (Fumicino) with 3 friends. We are renting an apartment in the Trastevere neighborhood.
I have instructions on how to get to the apartment by train (to Trastevere station) then on a tram for 5 more stops, and a 3 block walk to the apartment.
I have no problem using trains/trams, etc, but my friends are worried they will be rateher jet lagged after the long flight, and think we should just take a taxi. Any idea how much we can expect the Taxi fare to be? is it a 'fixed rate' from the airport, are we expected to haggle over the price?
Can anyone tell me what language they speak in Rome?
as you all know, were going to Rome in july, trying to purchase tour tickets to the vatican museums on their website for july 17 it's still not allowing me to reserve anything is that normal?? Thanks
In the early 1930's, my mothers brother was a Catholic priest stationed at the Vatican. When he returned to the United States, he brought back with him a marble and alabaster statue of (we believe - Mary Magdeline at the well, though we have always referred to it as Martha at the well). The statue sits on a marble pedestal with an alabaster globe that sits on a column above the statue. When fully assembled, the statue, pedestal and column with the globe is about 8 feet tall. The statue itself is about 3 feet tall and it depicts a woman carrying a small vase which is attached to her left arm by a cord, standing next to a carving that looks like the head of a man that is sending forth the water that is supposed to be the well. We believe the piece is hand carved and that it was made in Italy. About 25 years ago my brother was in Rome and he saw a smaller version of this same statue at one of the Vatican gift shops. We are trying to find out who made the statue and if they are still in business, as well as what the real title / name of the statue is. The attached picture is of the statue without the pedestal and only a short piece of the column that the globe sits on. If anyone can halp me identify the maker of this statue and the name of the statue I would greatly apprecite it. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help me with this search.
Arriving in Rome on 26 Dec. Are transport options limited /reduced at this time of the year.
My wife has mobility issues, but can walk short distances . I will will need to carry 2 suitcases and a portable wheel chair.
Can someone advise costs of taxi, bus and metro from Fiumicino Airport to Vatican Life Hotel, Via Giuseppe Ferrari 2, Vatican City? Bus numbers and metro stations would be appreciated.
I've used all of these in the states but are they as reliable overseas? I'd like a small apartment for 3 in Rome next May
This question is for those who lives in Rome, what is the current weather? I am looking at accuweather.com and wunderground and I am getting two different forecast. I am flying to Rome on Wednesday, 5/15 and I am wondering what should I pack. Should I bring warm clothing? Prepare for down pouring rain?
Thanks in advanced for your help,
I'll be in Rome on June and I only have one free day from my itinerary, that's the only time that I can go to the Holy House. How do I go to the Holy House, leaving Rome early morning and coming back late night. Is there a bus or a train that goes directly from Rome to Loreto? Cause I read that I have to take a train to Ancona and then bus/train to Loreto. I'll be travelling with some elders, and it will be tiring for them if we keep on changing transportation. Please I need your help on this asap as we are leaving at the end of the month. Thanks!
We are planning on going to Rome this coming Monday and we have booked a hotel yet the person seems to rarely respond to emails. I have asked if there was shuttle service and it seems there was when he asked for the flight information. I wrote back and asked if he received the info and he never responded and not we leave in four days. Is this normal for Italians not to respond. I have also read on several sites that this hotel does not accept credit cards yet he assured me it does. I have observed that many B&B's accept only cash. Is this normal as well. Who has hundreds if dollars in cash on them?
What is the exchange rate at a bancomat, $ to €?
I have one more question for this forum. I will probably purchase a metro ticket which will be good for a week since I will be staying longer than a week. My question is do validate this ticket only once or every time you board the metro?
This question has been tossed around here for awhile, but there never seems to be a consesus, but perhaps there isn't one. I have read so many opinions on what to wear while in Rome that I am more confused than ever. I know they are going to know I am a tourist anyway, but I have read that if you are over 19 years old than t-shirts are not appropriate. Some even say that polo shirts are not recommended. For the record I am 39 years old but look younger. I do not plan on wearing shorts or sandals or white socks or white tennis shoes. Now that that is out of the way, are t-shirts really frowned upon? Is it better to sticke with polos and button shirts?
Hi it's me again! While in Rome in July of this year
we're debating if it's worth considering the hop on hop off bus as a transportation
method! We chose the hotel Ludovisi Palace because it's very near to the bus route.
We don't want to use the public buses and the metros because it will get very crowded!
We will do some waking too :)
I read in a couple of travel books about the dress code in Rome. Is it really that strict??? We're going there in July and wondering what to pack! Thanks in advance!!!
Are Villa Borghese and Castel San'Angelo worth a visit???
Are Villa Borghese and Castel San'Angelo worth a visit???
Is it worth it to book tours with viator?? I'm under the impression that they charge big $$$$
Did any of you hear anything bad about Ludovisi Palace in Rome???
Where can I buy tickets for the colosseum?? Doing my research I can't find an official site! Thanks in advance!
Hi, we are a group of ten that are planning a trip to Italy in the fall of 2014! Can you tell me what land guided vacations that you would recommend? We have looked at Brendan, Trafalgar to name a few. We would like to do a small group and spend at least three nights in each city if possible? Venice - Florence - Rome - Sorrento! Any imput would be greatly appreicated and thank you so much! Nat
We wish to visit St Peters basilica. We will be staying near Termini. Which is best route to take. Metro or Bus or Tram where we have to walk minimum distance and be able to reach Basilica
Also want to visit Piaza Novona after St Petrs. Which bus to take and which bus stop to get down.
Next we wish to visit Pantheon. Which bus to take and which bus stop to get down
can you find public restrooms in Rome?
Hi, going to Rome in about 3 weeks. Has anyone drove up to klagenfurt before. Thinking of driving up to Klagenfurt then to Ljubljana, Slovenia before driving back the Friday to Rome
hi, I have 2 questions:
1) Are there any wifi points in touristic sites or areas?
2) we are looking for good but simple restarunts that like also vegetetians :-) up to 25 euros for a couple (the price not includes alcohol or deserts). it has to be in touristic areas. any suggestions?
I am travelling to italy in June for my honeymoon and we will be going to Rome first, then Florence, but we wanted to spend a few hours in Pisa just to see the Leaning tower, baptistry area. We will be doing this June 11 and I have searched and am not able to find tickets for roma termini to pisa centrale or for pisa to florence. is there somewhere else besides trenitalia that i should be looking? Or am I still looking too far in advance?